Mikey Garcia vs. Jesse Vargas Set For Feb. 29 In TX

Mikey Garcia and Jessie Vargas will clash in a Welterweight blockbuster at Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas on Saturday February 29 live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Former four-weight king Garcia (39-1 30 KOs) makes his debut on DAZN with new promoter Eddie Hearn in the same state of his last outing at AT&T Stadium in Arlington in March in a bid to win World honors at a fifth weight.

Garcia, who turned 32 on Sunday, has now planted his flag in the ground at 147lbs by taking on Vargas, and the popular Californian will aim to make a big statement as he fights in Texas for the tenth time in an already glittering career.

“I’m very happy to announce my next fight against Jessie on February 29 in Texas, live on DAZN,” said Garcia. “I believe our styles are going to make for a great battle and the fans are going to be in for a real treat. Tune in and don’t miss it”

Former two-weight ruler Vargas (29-2-2 11 KOs) has already tasted glory at Welterweight and is gunning for more glory starting with his clash against Garcia.

Vargas was the first fighter to headline a Matchroom Boxing USA show in America in his entertaining draw with Thomas Dulorme in Chicago in October 2018 and followed that with a clinical KO win over Humberto Soto in Mexico in April. The 30 year old, who held the WBO strap at 147lbs in 2016 after moving up from Super-Lightweight where he held the WBA crown, believes that the timing is perfect for him to come out on top of what he promises will be a fan-friendly showdown.

“It’s a big fight for fight fans, it’s one people have wanted for a long time now,” said Vargas. “We are giving them what they want to see, it’s going to be a great showdown.

“He’s a warrior and so am I, we both always go for the win and do anything possible to get it. I really believe in myself and my abilities, it’s one of the fights that will generate a lot of attention and it’s the perfect time to shine and show that I am here to stay – I need to show that I am going to be a World champion again and this is the perfect fight to show that.”

The huge showdown marks a return to Texas for Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing USA after staging on of the fights of the year in the unification sizzler between Maurice Hooker and Jose Ramirez in July, and the promoter is thrilled to be pitting Garcia and Vargas together in what promises to be an all-out war.

“Garcia vs. Vargas is a great fight and I’m so excited to bring this show to Frisco, Texas live on DAZN on February 29,” said Hearn. “The DAZN schedule is simply breathtaking and the value they are delivering to fight fans in quite incredible.

“This fight has all the makings of a Barrera v Morales type war where the styles should gel brilliantly for a real classic. I want to thank Jerry Jones and his team for his support for this great event, get ready for a huge fight and huge card at Ford Center in February!”

“It gives us great pride to host another superior boxing match of this caliber with Mikey Garcia and Jessie Vargas,” said Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones. “Showcasing two of the best Welterweight boxing superstars, our fans and the entire North Texas region will get to experience another incredible event here at Ford Center.”

“We are excited to have the February 29 showdown between Mikey Garcia and Jessie Vargas serve as the official start to another Fight Season on DAZN in 2020,” said Joseph Markowski, DAZN EVP, North America. “Both men are multi-division champions who have proven their ability to draw an audience as incredible ambassadors for the sport. We anticipate a tremendous promotion with Mikey and Jessie before they meet in Texas.”

An announcement on ticket on-sale dates and prices will be made next week.

Photo credits: Matchroom Boxing

Unified 140-Pound World Champion Jose Ramirez Re-Ups with Top Rank

Unified junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez, the undefeated pride of California’s Central Valley, today announced he has signed a new multi-year deal with Top Rank. Ramirez turned pro with Top Rank after representing the United States at the 2012 London Olympics.
 
This new deal is among boxing’s most lucrative long-term promotional pacts and keeps Ramirez in the fold for Top Rank on ESPN main events for years to come.
 
“I turned pro with Top Rank, and this is where I want to be,” Ramirez said. “Thank you to Bob Arum, Todd duBoef, the entire Top Rank team and my manager, Rick Mirigian, for believing in me. While I am a unified 140-pound world champion, there is so much for me still to accomplish. I want to become undisputed champion in 2020, and I am confident that my dream will become a reality.”
 
“Top Rank developed Jose as a professional, and we are thrilled to continue our working relationship with them for the foreseeable future,” Mirigian said. “Matchmakers Brad Goodman and Bruce Trampler gave Jose the experience he needed from a young age, and when it came time to fight for a world title, he was ready. What this contract represents is Jose’s standing atop the 140-pound division and as one of the world’s truly elite fighters.”
 
“I don’t know if I have ever come across a young man who is as well-rounded as Jose Ramirez,” Arum said. “He is a hero in the Central Valley of California, a champion who uses his platform to lift up everyone around him. He’s a great fighter, but he’s an even better human being. Jose is Fresno’s professional sports franchise, and he will conquer the rest of the globe, beginning in China Feb. 1 against Viktor Postol live on ESPN. He is only beginning to scratch the surface as a fighter, and the impact he will have as a humanitarian will be felt for years to come.


 
“A special thank you to Rick Mirigian, who worked tirelessly closing this deal and developing Jose into one of the sport’s great attractions.”
 
Ramirez (25-0, 17 KOs), from Avenal, Calif., has made three defenses of the WBC world title he won in March 2018. He cemented his status as one of the world’s elite pugilists in July when he knocked out Maurice Hooker to unify the WBC and WBO titles. He will defend against WBC mandatory and former world champion Postol Feb. 1 (Feb. 2 local time in China) and hopes to unify all major world title belts by fighting, and defeating, IBF/WBA junior welterweight world champion Josh Taylor.
 
For all Ramirez has accomplished in the ring, he’s remained committed to numerous social causes impacting his home region. He’s fought for water rights for area farmers, spoken out on behalf of immigrants in his community and in 2015 established a scholarship fund at Fresno State University to help graduates of Avenal High School pursue their dreams of higher education. The theme of his February 2019 title defense against Jose Zepeda at Fresno’s Save Mart Center was “KO Cancer,” and a portion of proceeds benefitted the Community Cancer Institute in Clovis, Calif. Ramirez also auctioned off his fight-worn outfit to benefit the cause. And, in September, a life-size statue of Ramirez was unveiled at the Fresno County Historical Museum to honor his charitable contributions to the Central Valley.

Photos: Damon Gonzalez/Latinbox Sports

Vargas Looking To Shine at the Garden in New York

New York – Super Lightweight Josue Vargas brings an unabashed, youthful zeal to the sport, He signed promoter Bob Arum Top Rank and got busy on his pro career.

Clearly with the firepower of TR guiding him towards stardom, Vargas is intelligent, thoughtful, and well spoken, puts the gloves back on and returns to the ‘Mecca’ MSG against Noel Murphy from Woodland, New York on December 14 at the Garden.

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#CrawfordTheMachine

Terrence “Bud” Crawford (35-0, 26 KO’s) from Omaha,Nebraska will defend his WBO Welterweight World Title against Egidijus Kavaliauskas (21-0–1, 17 KO’s) from Oxnard,CA.on Saturday December 14, 2019 in the “Big House” at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The IBF Lightweight World Champion Richard Commey (29-2, 26 KO’s) will collide against #TheTakeOver Teofemo Lopez (14-0, 11 KO’s) #CommeyLopez

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Conlan Ready For War

“He knows deep down he needs tp prove something, because his career is always going to be remembered for losing to me in the Olympics.” – @mickconlan11 , all business three days out.

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#CrawfordTheMachine

Terrence “Bud” Crawford (35-0, 26 KO’s) from Omaha,Nebraska will defend his WBO Welterweight World Title against Egidijus Kavaliauskas (21-0–1, 17 KO’s) from Oxnard,CA.on Saturday December 14, 2019 in the “Big House” at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The IBF Lightweight World Champion Richard Commey (29-2, 26 KO’s) will collide against #TheTakeOver Teofemo Lopez (14-0, 11 KO’s) #CommeyLopez

@thegarden @toprank @espn #ESPN+

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Clash of Unbeaten opens Boxeo Telemundo 2020 series

Miami, Florida: All Star Boxing, Inc has announced the 2020 opening series headliner which features it’s traditional Puerto Rico vs Mexico rivalry but with added stakes, WBO #8th ranked NABO champion Yomar “The Magic” Alamo(17-0-1 12 KO’s) puts his undefeated record on the line against also unbeaten WBO #15 ranked Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda(17-0 8 KO’s) of San Antonio, Texas. The bout will be 10 rounds in the super lightweight division with the WBO/NABO title on the line. Alamo will be making his 3rd defense of the Title at Osceola Heritage Park Events Center on February 21st.

The pride of Aguas Buenas, Yomar “The Magic” Alamo will be making his 4th appearance on the Telemundo airwaves, emerging as a series favorite after a great run in 2019. Alamo captured his NABO title in the spring series with spectacular performance, decisively outpointing California’s Manuel Mendez over 10 rounds. He later reappeared in the summer series and defeated late sub Salvador “Bufon” Briceño and closed out the year this past Fall with a disputed draw against Mexico City’s Antonion “Toño” Moran.

“I felt i won the fight against Moran” stated NABO Champion Yomar Alamo “Telemundo had me winning, my fans had me winning and i myself felt victorious after the fight” he continued “This is why we are moving on to a new challenge in facing an undefeated ranked contender like Kendo Castaneda” “On Feb.21st, Kendo better be prepared to face his toughest fight as a pro as i will impose my experience with a great game plan to return back home with my belt.”

Former NABA Super lightweight champion Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda will be making his Telemundo debut,on his hunt to prove he belongs at the top of the division. Kendo has faced strong opposition of his own in his climb up the ranks, In March of 2019 he defeated hard-hitting Eudy Bernardo and this past fall, he stopped Stan “The Man” Martyniouk in the 6th round. Castaneda is part of Roy Jones Jr Boxing Promotions(RJJ)stable, lead by CEO Keith Veltre.

“This fight is a testimony of what can happen when two companies work together to make the best fights possible.” stated RJJ CEO Keith Veltre “Yomar vs Kendo is a great matchup and exactly what the sport of boxing needs”

Felix “Tutico” Zabala CEO of All Star Boxing, Inc added “These two contenders know in order to get a title fight in one of boxing’s best division’s, you must risk it all to get to the top, for Yomar its his NABO Belt and for Kendo his undefeated record” Zabala continued “This is the type of fight that makes me feel proud of as a promoter, a true 50/50 fight, may the best man win.”

The fight is bought to you by All Star Boxing, INC in association with RJJ Promotions.

“The Magic” Alamo vs “Tremendo” Castaneda airs Friday, Feb,21 at 11:35EST on Telemundo.

BADOU JACK LAS VEGAS MEDIA WORKOUT

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BADOU JACK LAS VEGAS MEDIA WORKOUT

Two-Division World Champion Jack Faces WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Jean Pascal in Co-Main Event Live on SHOWTIME Saturday, December 28 from State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

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LAS VEGAS – Two-division world champion Badou Jack showed off his skills and previewed his upcoming title fight at a Las Vegas media workout Tuesday as he prepares to take on WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Jean Pascal Saturday, December 28 live on SHOWTIME from the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta in a Premier Boxing Champions event.

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is headlined by boxing’s hottest attraction Gervonta “Tank” Davis as he takes on former unified world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa for the WBA Lightweight Title. @mayweatherpromotions @leonardellerbe @crystalllfrost

BADOU JACK

“Mentally I’m better than I’ve ever been. I’m hungrier and I feel like I did the first time I fought for the title. I’m always hungry, but I’m really excited for this fight.

“Sometimes losses make you better. My first loss was an accident, and I became better because of it. The loss to Marcus Browne, it wasn’t the fairest loss, but it’s made me even hungrier. I’m going to go out there and win the fight no matter what.

“People have written Pascal off a couple of times and he always came back. He’s a throwback fighter who definitely knows how to fight. He brings it every time. He’s got more mileage than me, but I can’t overlook a guy like him.

“I’m ready to do whatever it takes to win the fight. I feel 100% physically. The cut was cleared in March, and we’re way past that. I’ve been ready physically and this camp has proved that to me and my whole team.

“Pascal and I sparred before but it was a long time ago and sparring is way different than a real fight. I’ve fought bigger punchers, but you have to respect the power of anyone in the ring. Anything can happen. You can get caught by someone who’s not a puncher.

“I know that I have a lot left to give this sport. I feel like I’m young for my age. The break between fights and bouncing back from a loss have made me more motivated than ever. I’m ready to go in and give the best performance of my career.”

Garcia-Redkach Jan 25

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Saturday January 25 live a the @barclayscenter in Brooklyn New York on @premierboxing

Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia (35-2, 21 KO’s) from Philadelphia, PA. returns to the Brooklyn Barclays Center in New York on Saturday January 25, 2020 to battle Ivan ‘El Terrible’ Redbach (23-4-1, 18 KO’s) on Premier Boxing Champions @showtimeboxing #boxeo